Social Identities and Systems of Oppressions

Title

Social Identities and Systems of Oppressions

Description

Systems of oppression are individual, institutional, and societal and their effects on people have a long history deeply rooted in American culture. American identity is nuanced and intersectional. Racism is only one of the ways in which inequities are perpetuated and other systems of oppression include ableism, ageism, classism, sexism, and more.

This is a part of the series Talking About Race.

Includes videos and exercises such as: 

7 min video (YouTube) from TedEd about How to Understand Power by Eric Liu.

Social Identity Worksheet

2.59 min video (YouTube) #APeoplesJourney African American Women and the Struggle for Equality (a video about intersectionality)

2.46 min video (YouTube) How the U.S. Suppressed Native American Identity

Subject

Equity

Source

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian)

Coverage

United States

Social Bookmarking

Comments

Collection

Citation

“Social Identities and Systems of Oppressions,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 28, 2022, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/427.